The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners

1935: Kelly Petillo

Starting Position: 22
Race Time: 4:42:22.710
Chassis/engine: Wetteroth/Offy
Helmets were made mandatory in 1935, but despite the added safety feature, two drivers and a mechanic were killed in the practice sessions leading up to the event. In addition, driver Clay Weatherly lost his life during the race. Philadelphia native Kelly Petillo steered clear of trouble and won the 1935 Indianapolis 500.

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